Welcome to my website -- where you can share my passion for bringing new musicals to life!
I started as a musical theater performer at age 13. I trained and worked as an actor, director and singer. I was also privileged to have been the first Executive Director of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater Company. I left them to strike out on my own as a performer. I started writing songs and singing in cabarets in my early 20's. I left stage acting to work as a makeup artist in theater and film, and sometimes casting director, before turning primarily to a non-theatrical career in permanent cosmetics. I joined the Academy for New Musical Theater, now New Musicals, Inc., in Los Angeles and started writing and developing my musicals. I am now the composer, lyricist, libretti (or co-author) of three new musical theater projects in development. 've recently returned to the musical theater stage as a performer and director, and I can be heard singing on demos of all my shows. As a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute 14 week program, I am now bringing my producer skills back into play to help new musicals get out into the world. As Hamlet says, "The readiness is all!"
"Jeff is a talented writer of words and music in an age when the craft of writing a good theatre song has all but disappeared. He has the ability to write songs of sustained humor, which are the most difficult kind of songs to create. He is worthy of attention!"
Interested producers, directors and production companies may obtain copies of the libretti, as hard files or pdf, as well as hard CD's, upon request.
Click an image below to hear selections from each show. Enjoy!